What are the main challenges and how do we combine so many areas together into a large-scale event? Several of our staff share a little insight as to what goes on into working behind-the-scenes at DreamHack!
Preparation for the next event often starts immediately after we wrap up our latest event. Most of the prep-work consists of research, setting up deadlines, talking to stakeholders, meeting partners and making sure all the right equipment and people will be there during set-up. This applies to esports productions from our studio too!
Challenges of production
Yes most things are planned for, but can we really completely prepare for everything? Here’s an example: it could be that the power cable we ordered is different, and the hardware doesn’t work. Or a colleague is sick. A lot can happen during an event and our staff are adept at problem-solving so attendees can get a smooth viewing experience.
Come for one thing, stay for another
Many of our attendees have a main goal when they attend a DreamHack for the first time: it could be to participate and win cash in our esports tournaments, or it could be to stream from our Stream Studio, etc.
Whatever it might be, there’re so many other activities to explore: such as sitting down with new-found friends in tabletop games, chatting with indie game developers and testing out their games, or esports stage hopping. Allow us to toot our own horn here and say you’ll find more than one reason to stay and return to DreamHack.
We’re just as eager as you are, and we can’t wait to bring DreamHack IRL again.
DreamHack Atlanta and DreamHack Winter are planned for November 2021. We’re also working on a new online experience that we hope to share with you soon.
Meanwhile, make sure to follow us on social media as continue to deliver thrilling online esports. And hey, don’t forget to buy your limited edition hoodie before it’s sold out!